Football Express News understands that Manchester City will make an improved bid for Raheem Sterling in the coming days – but it may well be their final offer.
Sterling is one of Europe’s most sought after stars, with a number of clubs reportedly monitoring his situation. However, Manchester City were the first club to put their money with their mouth is and table a bid.
The bid of £25million, with up to £5million of add-ons, was swiftly rejected by Liverpool. After their first bid was knocked back, Manchester City are preparing an improved bid of about £40million – but this is likely to be their last.
Liverpool are not really in a position to hold out and push their luck in the Sterling deal as the player, and his somewhat troublesome agent have made it clear that the England international won’t be signing a new deal at Anfield. With only a year remaining on his current deal, Liverpool really have to cash-in on Sterling this summer or risk losing him for free next summer, which would be a real disaster for the club and incredibly frustrating for the fans.
Manchester City’s £40million bid may well be enough to prize Sterling from a determined and resolute Brendan Rogers who has valued Sterling at a whopping £50million.